Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Verol Truman Johnson - burial

Ole and Mari Finnestad's great great grandson, Verol Truman Johnson was buried at the Lawnridge Cemetery in Rochelle, Ogle county, Illinois.

Verol was born June 22, 1923 to Matilda "Tilda" S (Hansen) and Truman Levi Johnson in Rochelle, Ogle county, Illinois.   He died on July 22, 1954 in Velasco, Brazoria county, Texas due to an accidental drowning.



















Lambert's grandparents were Andrea Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Knutson) and Lambert Johnson.   His great grandparents were Elizabeth (Finnestad) and Ole Andreas "Andrew" Knutson. 

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Lambert Quentin Johnson - burial

Ole and Mari Finnestad's great great grandson, Lambert Quentin Johnson was buried at the Lawnridge Cemetery in Rochelle, Ogle county, Illinois.



















Lambert was born December 3, 1918 in Algona, Kossuth county, Iowa to Matilda "Tilda" S (Hansen) and Truman Levi Johnson.   He died on July 24, 2000 in Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois.

Lambert's grandparents were Andrea Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Knutson) and Lambert Johnson.   His great grandparents were Elizabeth (Finnestad) and Ole Andreas "Andrew" Knutson.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Tilda S Johnson - burial

Elmer Levi Johnson's sister-in-law, Matilda "Tilda" S (Hansen), the wife of Ole and Mari Finnestad's great grandson, Truman Levi Johnson was buried at the Lawnridge Cemetery in Rochelle, Ogle county, Illinois.

Tilda was born October 29, 1892 in Illinois and died August 1979 in Rochelle, Ogle County, Illinois.



















Tilda was buried alongside her parents, sister Mary (Hansen) and brother-in-law, Ralph Ruckman.  Here is a photo of the family plot.



















There is no record that Truman, who had passed away 10 years earlier, was buried at the Lawnridge Cemetery.   He died in Oak Park, Cook county, Illinois so he may be buried at a cemetery in the Cook county area.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Elmer Levi Johnson - burial

Mari and Ole Finnestad's great grandson, Elmer Levi Johnson was buried a few rows away from his parents Andrea Elizabeth (Knutson) and Lambert Johnson at the St John's Lutheran Cemetery (South) near Cylinder, Iowa.



















Elmer was born August 12, 1898 in Cylinder, Iowa and died March 20, 1919, also in Cylinder Iowa.  Elmer went back to Palo Alto county, Iowa sometime prior to registering for the draft during World War I.    I'm not sure whether Elmer had ever actually served based upon the disqualification listed on his draft registration card even though his headstone included the "US Veteran" marker.



















After the death of his mother (Lizzie), Elmer was raised by his grandparents, Elizabeth (Finnestad) and Ole Andreas (Andrew) Knutson in Rochelle, Ogle County, Illinois.   The 1900 US Census listed his name as Elmer "Leway" which made it difficult to track down his parents, Andrea and Lambert Johnson.


Saturday, August 27, 2011

Andrea Elizabeth (Knutson) and Lambert Johnson - burial

Ole and Mari Finnestad's granddaughter, Andrea Elizabeth (Knutson) and husband Lambert Johnson were buried at the St John's Lutheran Cemetery (South) which is located northeast of Cylinder, Iowa.

Here is a photo of Andrea's headstone.



















Andrea (Lizzie) was born January 29, 1873 in Stavanger, Norway.   She died August 27, 1898 in Cylinder, Iowa.


Here is a photo of Lambert Johnson's headstone.  Lambert was born April 24, 1870 in Illinois and died October 22, 1918 in Palo Alto County, Iowa.



















Here is a photo of the entrance to the cemetery.


















Here is a view of the cemetery located at the corner of 360th Street & 550th Avenue.


















Andrea was the daughter of Elizabeth (Finnestad) and Ole Andreas Knutson.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Caroline Quitno and Ole Finnestad Jr - marriage license Part II

Here is the marriage application filed by my great great grandparents, Caroline Quitno and Ole Finnestad Jr.




















Here is the marriage license from the DeKalb County, Illinois clerk's office.